The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police in collaboration with the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme has launched the first-ever Policing Plans for the Merged Areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Policing Plans were launched during a ceremony at Serena Hotel on Thursday.
The Policing Plans are rolled out for seven districts of Merged Areas: Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai, North Waziristan, South Waziristan, and Kurram.
The launching event highlighted the importance of joint efforts between KP Police and development partners to foster a people–centred policing system in the Merged Areas. These efforts are crucial to restoring public security services, rule of law, sustainable peace, and development in the region.
Speaking at the event Inspector General of Police KP, Moazzam Jah Ansari commended his team in KP Police and UNDP for their exceptional work in developing the very first Policing Plans for the Merged Areas.
The plans present a necessary road map to guide the post-merger transition in policing and better service delivery to the people.
Ambassador of Japan Wada Mitsuhiro thanked the UNDP and the KP Police for pioneering efforts to strengthen policing in the Merged Areas.
“Improving the local police service in Merged Areas is a key priority in ensuring a smooth transition to equitable public security and justice delivery in the post-merger districts. Therefore, the development of the Police Plans is a crucial milestone in achieving this essential objective. I congratulate the KP Police and UNDP for their pioneering work and the Government of Japan is honoured to support this important initiative.”
“UNDP will continue to provide technical support to KP Police in the implementation of the Policing Plans in the Merged Areas,” highlighted UNDP Pakistan Resident Representative Mr Knut Ostby while speaking during the event.
The initiative also includes infrastructure development support to build five new police stations in districts Bajaur, Mohmand, North Waziristan and Kurram, and train 278 former Levies and Khasadars who were recently integrated into the KP Police.